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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1681–1683

String data alignment by a spatial coding and moirà technique

Jun Tanida  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 23, pp. 1681-1683 (1999)

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A method for string alignment is presented in which a moiré technique is applied to one-dimensional spatial encoding patterns. String alignment, an essential operation in genome analysis, evaluates local similarity between sequences of bases or amino acids. The method uses a simple procedure to provide matching results for not only the same locus but also neighboring loci. Experimental verification shows the effectiveness of the proposed method.

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OCIS Codes
(000.1430) General : Biology and medicine
(000.4920) General : Other life sciences
(200.0200) Optics in computing : Optics in computing
(200.3050) Optics in computing : Information processing
(200.4560) Optics in computing : Optical data processing

Jun Tanida, "String data alignment by a spatial coding and moirà technique," Opt. Lett. 24, 1681-1683 (1999)

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